Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery of Ohio
7462 Jager Court
Cincinnati, OH 45230 (513) 232-4600
 
 
     
 

Anesthesia

We understand some patients might be anxious undergoing surgery. Comfort plays a big part in our treatment of patients. Our doctors have extensive training and experience in anesthesia, which allows them to select the most appropriate technique for your care. Their experience, combined with state of the art surgical suites and monitoring systems, ensures your safety and provides a comfortable experience.

Types of Anesthesia:

  • Local Anesthesia – a local anesthetic is injected into your tissues to numb the area to be worked on. With local anesthesia you stay awake and are aware of what is happening without pain. You may eat normally up until the time of your appointment.

  • Intravenous Sedation and General Anesthesia (asleep for surgery) An I.V. is placed to allow administration of Sedative Medications. This allows a patient to have a procedure done without remembering the procedure. This is the preferred method for difficult surgical procedures and to eliminate experiencing an unpleasant procedure. The effects of IV Sedation and General Anesthesia usually result in a patient remaining sedated (drowsy) for 12 – 24 hours following the procedure.
  • Inhalation Anesthesia (Sevoflurane Gas): Sevoflurane is used to cause general anesthesia (loss of consciousness) before and during surgery. It is inhaled ( breathed in). Although sevoflurane can be used by itself, combinations of anesthetics are oftern used together. This helps produce a more effective anesthesia in some patients. General anesthetics are given only by or under the immediate supervision of a doctor who is trained to use them.

Instructions for patients undergoing IV Sedation and General Anesthesia:

  • If you develop any illness or cold prior to your appointment, contact the office immediately. A change of appointment may be necessary.
  • If for any reason the medications you have informed us of on your health history change, inform us immediately.
  • If medications were given to you to take pre-operatively, take them as indicated on your pre-surgery instruction sheet.
  • If you were told to take some of your normal morning medications, take them as indicated on your pre-surgery instruction sheet.
  • If you were told not to take some of your normal morning medications, please do not take them as indicated on your pre-surgery instruction sheet.
  • Do Not eat or drink anything for 6 hours prior to your appointment (NO FOOD, NO LIQUID, NO GUM, NO CANDY, NO MINTS).
  • If you are instructed to take medications prior to coming in, you can swallow the medication(s) with a small amount of water.
  • A responsible person must accompany you to the office in order to drive you home. We do not allow patients to be taken home in taxis or buses.
  • Someone must be present in our office while you are having surgery.
  • Someone must stay with you at home for at least 6 hours after surgery.
  • Wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing. Wear a short sleeved shirt. Women should avoid wearing their hair p in a ponytail, banana clip, barrette, etc.
  • You may not, under any circumstances, drive a motor vehicle for a minimum of 24 hours after surgery.
  • The night before surgery, eat a light, easily digestible meal. (No alcoholic beverages the day before surgery) If you have taken any illicit (illegal) drugs 1 week prior to your appointment, you must inform us immediately.

 
 
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